Our Team





Jared Stepp 
Lead Pastor

Jared Stepp is the Lead Pastor at Journey Life Church. He and Jessica have four children. Jared is passionate to see God do outrageously good things in His world through people, especially what only God can do! He grew up in a pastor’s home seeing all kinds of good, amazing and crazy that people can offer and has fallen more in love with Jesus and people continually! Jared is ordained with the Assemblies of God has an Advanced Biblical Languages Masters degree from Oral Roberts University and is working on his Doctorate. He loves the Bible, prayer, seeing God heal random strangers and friends too, rumbling with his kids, playing and writing music, and dating his wife. Jessica has a Masters in Organizational Communication and has an engaging and fun personality.

Follow his blog: jaredstepp.com

Connect with Jared: jstepp@journeylifechurch.com



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David Homrich
Associate Pastor
David Homrich is the Associate Pastor at Journey Life Church. David was born and raised in East Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated from Northwood University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and also is credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. Pastor David has been married to the love of his life, Lisa, for over six years, and has a son, Brayden, who is his favorite little boy. David’s heart is to lead leaders and preach and teach God’s Word in real, practical ways that are applicable to every day life. He wants to see the Church continue to love God more, love people where they are at, and love the life God has blessed us with as we seek to be a Church that is pleasing to God. David is a huge Michigan State fan and also watched Sesame Street pretty regularly until the 8th grade. He believes this is why he is good with numbers.
Connect with David: dhomrich@journeylifechurch.com


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Benjamin Schartow
Student Director
Benjamin Schartow is the Student Director, overseeing ReaLife Student Ministries. He grew up locally in Haslett, Michigan and graduated from Mount Hope Bible Training Institute in 2003. He has been married to his beautiful and loving wife Amanda for over twelve years and has three energetic children Gabriel, Gianna, and Abigail. Benjamin is endorsed by the Assemblies of God as a minister licensed to preach. He has a passion to give every student the opportunity to reach their full potential through the concept of, “living in this world, but not of this world.” Benjamin loves to challenge students into jump into a mind-blowing life of loving God and loving people. Ben is a die-hard MSU fan and can also be found emceeing, DJing, playing percussion, and has the strange quirk of looking beneath your furniture.

Connect with Benjamin: bschartow@journeylifechurch.com


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Lisa Homrich
Kids Pastor
Lisa Homrich is the Kids Pastor at Journey Life Church, overseeing all of Journey Kids Ministries. She grew up in Saginaw Michigan and has been married to the love of her life David for over five years. Lisa is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and has been actively involved in children’s ministry for over sixteen years. Lisa’s passion is to see children encounter Jesus, develop to maturity, and make a positive impact in their local community and throughout the world. Her heart is to encourage families to engage together in a lifestyle of service and mission. Lisa has the unique ability to sound just like a dolphin and is adamantly pro-cheese.

Connect with Lisa: lhomrich@journeylifechurch.com




Dustin Taylor 
Discipleship Director
Dustin Taylor is the Discipleship Director, overseeing Life Groups and spiritual maturity at Journey Life Church. He grew up locally in Mason, Michigan and attended Mount Hope Bible Training Institute from 2003-2005. He is married to Kelly and they have a son and daughter.  Dustin has a Christian Rap album out under the name Trini-D called I Forgot, which can be downloaded for Free at http://soundsgoodrecords.com/portfolio_page/trini-d/.  He can often be found at the Big Boy breakfast buffet in Mason MI in the mornings.  He also coaches at Artistic CrossFit, helping people utilize their bodies to their maximum potential.
Connect with Dustin: dtaylor@journeylifechurch.com

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Abby Warner
Impacts Director

Abby Warner is the Impacts Director at Journey Life Church, overseeing all local outreach events and ministries and is over all local and global missionaries. She is from Grand Ledge, Michigan but currently lives in East Lansing with her husband, Matt , two kids, Cyrus and Nevaeh and dog, Bishop. Abby’s heart is for the lost and broken. Her desire is to give people opportunity to serve their community, love the lost and impact the world. She believes there is no better place than to be in the thick of it doing what Jesus did. Abby’s favorite quote is “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Mahatma Gandhi. She also has a deep affinity for gummy bears (well, really anything gummy).

Connect with Abby: awarner@journeylifechurch.com